Join the Movement, Sign up to Become a Community Speaker at SearchLove Philly

Become a leader for your peers in SEO by signing up for our community speaker sessions for SearchLove Philadelphia. Each year we work to help amplify the profile of local speakers in efforts to support the community in which our conferences take place.

This year our quest continues as we are looking for local folks who may have not participated in many speaker engagements but, are well-rounded in a variety of topics including, Google algorithm updates, social metrics, mobile and voice search, and much more! This can serve as the perfect opportunity to enhance your public speaking experience, become a leading figure in the industry, and network with hundreds of other SEO professionals. 

All speakers will get a 20-minute slot, allowing them to deep dive into data and provide more insights than they could during a shorter session. To sign up the steps are simple. All you have to do is make sure you can join us from June 20th - June 21st, 2022, and fill out this form

Once you have submitted your response, you will hear back from our team to determine the following steps. We are accepting pitches until April 30th, 2022

What’s in it for us and our audience?

Our events team spends a huge amount of time looking for the best speakers across the industry. While we often invite back our previous speakers, we also want to find speakers that no one has seen before. This could be a great speaker in a related field but who is underexposed in the search industry, or a talented individual who is looking for their first speaking opportunity.

We’re looking to build long-term relationships with all of our speakers and open the possibility for them to power forward in their careers. Working together to bring in new perspectives gives our audience the keys to learn more from practitioners who are doing the work every day.

What’s in it for you?

We’ve already seen previous community speakers quickly secure slots on major industry stages including MozCon and Inbound. Even better, they’ve come back and said they wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help and advice from our team. 

Here’s what you’ll receive from us: 

  1. Introduction call with the Brainlabs team.

  2. A video call to run through your presentation with the Brainlabs team and get feedback.

  3. Deck review and content call to bounce around your session ideas.

  4. Final in-person review with the SearchLove team in Philadelphia before the conference.

  5. VIP ticket to attend SearchLove Philadelphia including attending the VIP dinner with all the other speakers the night before the conference.

Through this process, we are hopeful that we can tap into a more diverse pool of speakers with different backgrounds and experiences. 

We’re also serious about building a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for our speakers and delegates by establishing our code of conduct at all of our events.

We aim to continue to lead the way on both of these fronts with our conferences. So, regardless of gender or background, we encourage you to submit an application to join us.

Video Requirements 

You will note that the application form asks for a video. We are very aware that not everyone has professionally-shot footage of themselves speaking on stage. That’s okay. It’s also impossible for us to see how someone will perform on stage through a form submission. This video is an opportunity for you to show your personality and a little bit of stagecraft. 

To be clear, we are not expecting you to put together a professionally lit video. We want to see your enthusiasm, public speaking capability, and maybe a bit of your depth of knowledge. A selfie video shot on a mobile phone can totally do the job, but think about how you are going to stand out from the crowd. Once you have recorded the video upload it to a hosting platform such as Google Drive, YouTube, or Vimeo and share the URL in your application form (make sure you change the viewing permissions so we can see the video).

How to Apply 

You’ll need to tell us…

1. Why you’d like to speak at SearchLove Philadelphia. 

2. Where you are based.

3. What your speaking experience looks like so far, don’t worry if you have none or relatively little, in fact, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

4. What topic you’d like to talk about - the more specific and actionable a topic you can describe, the better.

Remember, the closing date for applications is April 30, 2022. Sign up TODAY

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